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Coleman: We need to be positive

12 April 2019

John Coleman insists his side are looking on the bright side ahead of tomorrow's important clash with Walsall at the Wham Stadium.

Stanley and the Saddlers are among a host of teams fighting for their League One survival, with only six points between the 11 clubs from 13th to 23rd in the table.

With just five fixtures left to play, the Reds boss has stressed the importance of finishing the season with the right attitude.

"We did enough to win the [Rochdale] game on Tuesday," said Coleman. "We know that, and I think our players know that and I think our fans know that, but the harsh reality is we're not winning at home at the moment and we've got to rectify that.

"The only way you rectify that is by us all working hard, myself and the staff included.

"We've got to be positive and always look to improve. We have to highlight areas that we can improve on, accentuate what we're doing right and maybe try and get even more of that.

"You've got to try and keep a positivity. Negativity will win you nothing. Feeling sorry for yourselves will win you nothing.

"I'll end up looking a bit silly because I'll end up saying that every game between now and the end of the season is the biggest game of my life, but that's how it is. It's getting to that stage now.

"We've got to fight, and fight, and fight, and we will. I don't mean that in a negative way or a physical way, I mean fight with determination, passion, desire and hopefully we'll get over the line."

Coleman has a fully fit squad to select from for the contest, with Stanley having no injury concerns despite striker Billy Kee being substituted against Rochdale.

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